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America's Got Talent star and Ohio native passes away from cancer

Jane Marczewski on the America's Got Talent stage.
Jane Marczewski, Instagram

The Zanesville native who appeared on America’s Got Talent as Nightbirde died from cancer Sunday.

Several media outlets report Jane Marczewski, 31, had battled the disease for more than five years. It had spread to her lungs, spine and liver.

She performed last August on AGT and received overwhelming praise for singing her original song “It’s Ok.” Marczewski withdrew from the show in mid-season to focus on her health.

Numerous stars acknowledged her death on social media, including AGT host, Terry Crews. He wrote, “we are saddened to learn about Nightbirde’s passing.”

Debbie Holmes has worked at WOSU News since 2009. She has hosted All Things Considered, since May 2021. Prior to that she was the host of Morning Edition and a reporter.